ICCF champions league


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Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-18)
ICCF champions league

Hello to all.

While looking for interesting challenges that could take place here at FICGS (ie. simultaneous games at standard time control by a FIDE / ICCF IM-GM, or team challenges against other servers), Valer Eugen Demian (ICCF) suggested we build a team that could play in the next ICCF champions league... If we can build a team, why not ?

Rules of the event (taking place on ICCF server) are here :


What do you think ? .. Did anyone play this tournament already ?

Wolfgang Utesch    (2007-02-18 20:17:30)
ICCF champions league

Yes, I did (League B1 - in Team "Chess Rubbers" at second board)! Wolfgang Utesch

Dinesh De Silva    (2007-02-19 01:02:03)

Valer's idea is very good. There certainly should be a team from FICGS to take part in the champions league 2007-2009 season.

Miguel Pires    (2007-02-19 02:22:41)
ICCF champions league

Yes i aggree with Dienish. Please create the time Thibault

Charlie Neil    (2007-02-19 13:52:00)
ICCF champions league

I have played on the ICCF webserver. So, it must be an easy webserver to play on if i can manage it! I think there must be a Ficgs team! More publicity and a chance to meet more chessfriends. Unfortunately I'm not of the standard required to be in a successful team but I can stand on the "touchline" with my Ficgs scarf and shout encouragement. C'mon! Also what about challenges to those sites such itsyourturn and chessworld.net and schemingming.com. you know the ones that aren't free to play on.....

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-19 16:18:09)
Several teams ?

Maybe we can create several teams...

Looks like a nice & friendly challenge with many teams from the whole chess world... (Kings of TCCMB, Chessbase Users Club, Chessfriends, Rochade, Chess Mail, Gaia, Le Courrier Des Echecs, CC Vikings, Masters of the IECG, Satranc Okulu, Sachy, Rey Gris, Zugzwang Bocholt and so on...)

I did not find in the FAQ how the teams flag should be defined, but still enquiring :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-20 17:25:40)
No flag

Finally, there won't be a flag for such teams.

Phil Cook    (2007-02-21 06:33:47)
Novice player

I'm keen,but any room for a novice player 1200- rated??

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-21 18:57:21)
Building teams...

Hello to all.

Here is the list of the teams that played in previous ICCF champions league :


I still don't know what's the cost to build a team, it seems all players just have to be a member of ICCF (through their federation or direct entry) and pay an entry fee for each tournament... Maybe someone can confirm ?

So the question : Who would like to play in our teams (and what name for these mad teams ? :))

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-21 19:10:42)
Team names ?

Here are Gino's suggestions for team names :)

- FICGS comes to ICCF for blood
- FICGS will take the gold

Quite like it... Another ones ?

What do you think about these ones :

- FICGS wazzaaa ??
- FICGS, not FICS !
- FICGS as Free Int.. as FICGS !
- FICGS doesn't like teddy bears

Samy Ould Ahmed    (2007-02-21 20:31:38)
Combien ça coute ?

L'inscription coute 32 euros par équipe selon l'ajec. J'ai une suggestion pour le nom : FICGS...go! lol

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-02-22 12:02:07)
Combien ça coute ?

... directement inspiré de Goldorak ? :)

Thibault de Vassal    (2007-03-04 12:42:37)
Building a team

Okay, it seems it could be quite hard to build a team playing at ICCF CL right now... Maybe too early yet. The entry fee may be another factor, so I hope FICGS can sponsorize a team later. Any volunteers anyway ?